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Matthew J. Kovacich

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Matthew J. Kovacich is a member of firm’s Corporate Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and strategic commercial relationships for a number of public and private companies in various industries. In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Matt advises clients on a variety of corporate governance matters and commercial contracting matters, which include drafting and negotiating, among others, customer, supply, license, consulting and other service agreements. Matt also advises clients on all stages of a business, from formation, financing and capitalization to exit strategies.  

Representative Experience

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale of a portion of its Distributed Energy Storage business to Con Edison (NYSE: ED) (New York, New York)

Represented global ($500M+ revenue) privately-held manufacturing company based in Wisconsin in a joint venture for the development of a new product line (transaction not public)

Represented private equity owned manufacturer of sporting goods and accessories in its acquisition of a privately-held company (transaction not public) 

Represented Digital Measures, LLC (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale to Watermark (New York, New York)

Represented privately-held construction company ($500M+ revenue) in its acquisition of intellectual property assets from a Japanese public company (transaction not public)

Represented privately-held hospitality company in restructuring and equity sale to investors (transaction not public)

Represented privately-held marketing company in its acquisition of distressed sales and marketing company (transaction not public)

Represented Infinity Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its business to EmCare, Inc. (Dallas, Texas)

Represented ARI Network Services (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale to True Wind Capital (San Francisco, California) for $140 million

Represented private equity buyer in its acquisition of engineering and manufacturing company (transaction not public)

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) (Glendale, Wisconsin) in the sale of its integrated demand response business to CPower Energy Management (Baltimore, Maryland)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Auction 123 Inc. (Weston, Florida)

Represented the owners of a transportation company in their sale of stock to a strategic buyer (transaction not public)

Represented management employees in connection with rollover investment, equity incentive compensation and employment agreements in connection with sale of company to private equity buyer (transaction not public)

Represented Fortune 100 company in connection with the divestiture of substantial divisions to a private equity buyer (transaction not public)

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) (Glendale, Wisconsin) in the sale of Johnson Controls Security Systems, LLC to Versar, Inc. (NYSE: VSR) (Springfield, Virginia)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Direct Communications, Incorporated (Des Moines, Iowa)

Represented the owners of Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (Monroe, Wisconsin) in their sale of stock to Industrial Opportunity Partners, LLC (Evanston, Illinois)

Represented QuadMed, a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: Quad) (Sussex, Wisconsin), in its investment in Stat Health Services (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Fifty Below Sales & Marketing, Inc. (Duluth, Minnesota) in a transaction under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code

Admitted To Practice


Professional Associations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin


The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin – Board of Directors, Development Committee

Holton Youth & Family Center, Inc. – Board of Directors, Secretary and Legal Counsel

Bowdoin College – Interview Committee Chair for State of Wisconsin

Bowdoin College Hockey Career Mentoring Program – Mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee – Mentor


Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2018)


Atrium Baccalaureus, Bowdoin College

Juris Doctor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, summa cum laude, (Board of Editors, Hamline Law Review)

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